Monday, January 27, 2014

Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Education and Science discusses Ministry’s budget and scholarship opportunities

In an interview, Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Education and Science, Lucas Nguema Esono, discusses Ministry’s budget and scholarship opportunities in his country.

During the interview, Minister Nguema Esono said, “The national budget for the education sector for 2014 was proposed at 33 billion CFA, but due to the importance of education, 170 billion CFA has been approved.”




Nguema Esono talked about the scholarships offered in Equatorial Guinea and said that the government has allocated 8 billion CFA in the general state budget for 2014.

The Ministry of education also provides internal scholarships through the national university, which amount to 8,500 million CFA. “Through our government, we also provide college scholarships both at the internal and external level.”

The Minister concluded his interview said that the government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, within the Horizon 2020 development program, is reaching the goals established by the national education sector. He also reiterated that public education in Equatorial Guinea is free.